Engaging Men, Peace and Security, Policy and Tools

Ambassador Donald Steinberg for Women, Peace and Security

OSF Fellow Ambassador Donald Steinberg on the U.S. Strategy for Women, Peace and Security—Seizing the Moment?

June 29, 2019
The White House has now released its long-awaited Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS). The strategy is mandated under the bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, which requires the Administration to develop a broad national strategy to support meaningful roles for women around the world in peace operations and political, civic, economic, and security systems. The White House... Read more

Radio for Peace: How Gender Analysis Can Lead to Lifesaving Communications

February 13, 2019
How can a radio program save lives? An example from the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute’s SOLLIMS Sampler tells us how applying a gender perspective to radio programming in Afghanistan did exactly that. The Communications Action Group for Regional Command-East in Afghanistan was responsible for information operations and public affairs in eastern Afghanistan and developed an... Read more
the year iun women peace and security

Look Back at 2018: The Year in Women, Peace and Security

December 31, 2018
Download PDF: Look Back at 2018: The Year in Women, Peace and Security Photo credits: EU Flag, Cred: Wikimedia Commons; Sahle Work-Zewde, Cred: IPTC; Ihlan Omar, Cred: Wikimedia Commons; Security Council, Cred: UN Photo/Cia Pak; Switzerland Flag Map, Cred: Wikimedia Commons; Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau; Cred: Wikimedia Commons; EAPC Countries, Cred: Wikimedia Commons... Read more
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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky on the US Women, Peace, and Security Act

December 11, 2018
On September 25, 2017, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) gave this statement on the critical importance of promoting women’s participation in conflict prevention and resolution, citing the efforts of women peacebuilders around the world. Congresswoman Schakowsky helped to introduce the US Women, Peace, and Security Act, which passed with bipartisan support. *The WPS Act calls for a government-... Read more
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The Role of Gender in Disaster Response: How to Include the Voices of Women in Humanitarian Programming

November 06, 2018
“Very often, and particularly in disaster situations, women are perceived as victims, [a] helpless, vulnerable lot. This is how media portrays women, as well as many in disaster management. On the contrary, we see women as a resource. They have great capacities and strengths to manage emergencies, to take care of and manage families in displaced situations and to contribute to the rebuilding of... Read more

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